A Japanese Composers workshop with renowned artist Hiroaki Yokoyama - 31st March

Film Mayo and Culture Works are delighted to present a Japanese composers workshop which will take place with artist Hiroaki (Hiro) Yokoyama on Friday the 31st of March from 10am to 12pm in the Lannagh Suite of the Lesiure Complex at Lough Lannagh, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. This is a free and in person event.

This workshop is aimed at musicians and people interested in composing, arranging, pop music, electronic music, film music, and stage music.  If you are interested in booking a place pleae e-mail

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Mayo Arts Service Funding Announced - Closes16th March 2023

Filmmakers you may be interested in applying for Mayo County Council's Mayo Artist Bursary and the Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary.

Mayo Artist Bursary: The Artist Bursary Award aims to support the work of professional artists, working in any artform, at all stages of their career, currently resident in Mayo.  

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Online talk with aemi and experimental film/performance artist Venus Patel

Film Mayo in partnership with aemi will host an online talk.  In the first part of the talk learn all about aemi and the supports they offer.  In the second part of the talk join experimental film/ performance artist Venus Patel as she guides us through her work.  These talks are aimed at Mayo artists/filmmakers with an interest in experimental filmmaking/moving image.

Date & Time: Monday November 28th, 11am to 1pm

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Film Mayo Screenwriting Workshop with Writer Jennifer Davidson

Film Mayo are running a screenwriting workshop with writer Jennifer Davidson on Wednesday 23rd of November from 10am to 1pm in Castlebar for Mayo Screenwriters.  This is an in person free event.  To book contact Film Mayo via please send in a short paragraph about your writing experience and why you would like to be part of this workshop.

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Meitheal – The story of a Search is a 52 minute independent documentary by filmmaker Fergus Sweeney.

Tune into RTÉ 1 Tuesday 16th August 2022 at 10.30pm to see Meitheal – The story of a Search a 52 minute independent documentary by filmmaker Fergus Sweeney.  Mayo filmmaker, Fergus Sweeney, was the successful recipient of the Film Mayo Creative Ireland Residency Award in partnership with Ballina Arts Centre in 2018.  The residency laid the foundations for Fergus to produce this poignant documentary focusing on the Rescue 116 tragedy.

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Mayo County Council Arts Service Bursaries and Awards now open for application.

Calling all Filmmakers.  The following awards are now open for application:

  • Mayo Artist Bursary Award
  • Arts Act Grants
  • Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary
  • Upstart Awards

Deadline: 5pm Wednesday 16th March 2022

Further information & Application forms available HERE.

T: 094 9064666 


Strategically funded by Mayo County Council and the Arts Council


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Masterclass with Producer David Collins

Film Mayo in partnership with Samson Films presents an online Masterclass ‘Production Overview from Script to Screen’ with Producer David Collins.

David Collins runs Samson Films. In addition to developing its own film and TV drama material, Samson also acts as a co-producer and executive producer on a wide range of Irish, European and International feature film projects.

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Film Mayo Creative Ireland Award Recipient Announced

Film Mayo is delighted to announce the recipient of the Film Mayo Creative Ireland Award.

Lorcan Hynes is the recipient of the Film Mayo Creative Ireland Award in partnership with Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet.

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